Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has called for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to step down as authorities stepped up searches and arrests, while Sisi said "political Islam" was the cause of chaos in the region.
And spread images with the slogan "Go Sissy" in the rainy areas of Cairo and Imbaba, Giza, in conjunction with calls to come down next Friday to demonstrate against the President.
In a related context, several security ambushes were deployed in central Cairo reinforced with armored cars, and security personnel in Ramses Square searched mobile phones for most pedestrians, especially young people, especially Facebook and Twitter.
Since dawn today, many users of social networking sites in Egypt confirmed that Twitter and Facebook have been partially blocked.
The Arab Network for Human Rights said that the number of detainees counted since the start of the demonstrations last Friday reached 370 detainees, while the April 6 Youth Movement said it counted the names of 300 detainees, while the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights raised the number to 516 people.
The Supreme State Security Prosecution has so far investigated half of them, and were deported to Mazraat Tora Prison (south of Cairo), and the decision is not known, according to a human rights source told Al Jazeera Net correspondent Mohammed Seif Eddin.
The defendants, who were all placed in Case No. 1338 of 2019, moved by the Supreme State Security Prosecution, face charges including: "Joining a terrorist group established contrary to the provisions of the law and the constitution, demonstrating without notice, spreading false news, and misusing social media." , The same source explained.
|Sisi and Trump meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (Reuters)|
On the other hand, Sisi met with Trump on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, where he considered that "political Islam" is the cause of chaos in the region, and that the region will remain so if political Islam continues to play a role.
Commenting on the demonstrations in Egypt, Trump said they were happening in all countries, adding that Egypt had a wonderful and respected leader, he said.
The US president added that chaos was rife in Egypt, but it no longer exists after Sisi came to power.
Trump stressed that Egypt is a key partner in the war on terrorism, and Sisi also stressed the importance of continuing joint cooperation "to undermine the threat of terrorist organizations and prevent access to support."